Natural Resources Preservation Program

Science Center Objects

This is a nation-wide collaborative program, supported by the USGS Ecosystems Mission Area, through which USGS and National Park Service staff address priority research needs identified by the National Park Service.  On this page, we highlight research taking place in Alaska as part of this program.

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National Park Service priorities change annually through this program and results of past studies can be found under Data and Tools and Publications on this page.

For 2020-2022, the USGS Alaska Science Center is focusing on the following science needs identified by the National Park Service Alaska Region:

  • Development of an Alaska-specific fish DNA sequence library to inform monitoring of resident and invasive species in multiple national parks of Alaska
  • Effects of nest predation and predator abundance on habitat quality for declining passerines breeding in Denali National Park
  • Effects of glacial inputs on nearshore marine communities in Kenai Fjords National Park and Preserve
  • Tracing mercury through lake food webs in Alaska's national parks
  • Streamflow quantification at National Creek, Kennecott Mines National Historic Landmark, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve